It can be tough to heal from trauma and pain from abuse in your past. It becomes even more challenging when you've kept it to yourself for years, hiding it from others.
Author, speaker, and coach, Jill Monaco, has lived this life story and joins Darlene Brock and Julie Bender to share her experience with sexual abuse at the hands of church leaders. She offers hope as she walks us through her road to healing.
This honest discussion will help you know how to spot signs of abuse (some are clear, others more subtle) and what to say (and not say) to someone in this heartbreaking scenario. Abuse may be a part of your life story, or maybe you're listening to better understand those around you so that you can provide them with grace. No matter what your past looks like, this episode will bring more compassion and empathy and offer hope. This is a hope-filled must-listen for so many reasons.
Jill Monaco is the founder and CEO of Jill Monaco Ministries. She is a speaker, podcast host, and best-selling author who developed Freedom Coaching®, a model that blends hearing God, prayer, and coaching tools. Her first book The Freedom Coach Model® went to #1 on the Amazon best seller list.
She also serves singles by publishing the online magazine, SingleMatters.com
and the program From Looking To Loving: Find the Breakthrough You Need So You Can Have The Relationship You Want.
Purchase her book Freedom Coach Model
Get the Overcoming Audio Series and Workbook
Listen to her podcast
In the episode, Jill mentioned two books for healing from past abuse and trauma:
Healing from Hidden Abuse: A Journey Through the Stages of Recovery from Psychological Abuse
and The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.
Viewing in an app? Full show notes here!
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Quote of the episode:
"Some people see scars, and it is wounding they remember. To me they are proof of the fact that there is healing.” -Linda Hogan
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